Thursday, May 5, 2011

Why is Sigil 0.4.0 taking so long?

You, the users of Sigil, deserve an answer to this question.

First of all, it has nothing to do with Sigil itself. The amount of work needed to fix the remaining release-blocking bugs is not that large. It’s just that I don’t have enough time to dedicate to Sigil right now.

Let’s back up a bit. Remember that in February I talked about how my university studies are pretty much over? A part of that meant that I needed to start looking for a job. There were (and there still are) a lot of options and offers on the table, but I wanted to explore opportunities of working for one of the big international tech corps.

So I wrote a resume and sent it to several companies I thought looked interesting. All of them contacted me with a desire to start the interview process.

This has required two things:

  • Time to prepare for all the technical interviews.
  • Time to fly from one part of the planet to another so the interview could be conducted, and then back again.

This doesn’t leave a lot of room Sigil work. Sorry. All schedules for 0.4.0 are in the water since as soon as I return to Zagreb from one set of interviews, I have to prepare to leave for a different set with only a few days between them to rest up and handle local affairs. Don’t forget, this all goes on top of my usual non-Sigil related workload.

I have at least another week of this. Ugh. After it’s all done and all the offers (or rejections) are in, I’ll examine all of my options and then pick a company.